September 25, 2012
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, recognized members and their top Excellence in Construction projects Sept. 13 at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. Local winners have the opportunity to apply at the national level.
August 25, 2012
Retirement for Andrew Sussman is not an end, but a beginning. Sussman, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., will retire from his position as executive director of the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg. The last day of his 18-year career with the school is Friday, Aug. 31. Sussman's path to becoming the executive director of the CVSM was a journey. Growing up, he always loved music and learning to play new instruments. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he spent six years traveling abroad visiting more than 50 countries including South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, India and Pakistan.
June 25, 2012
The Cumberland Valley School of Music soon will be getting a new maestro. Andrew Sussman, who has led the Cumberland Valley School of Music as executive director for the past 18 years, will be retiring from that position effective Sept. 1, according to a news release from the school. Paula Hepfer, co-founder and current program director at the school, has been named as his successor. In announcing his resignation, Sussman confirmed his ongoing support for the school and its mission and his satisfaction in watching its students as they grow and become enthused with the possibilities that music has to offer.
June 6, 2012
Carol A. (Elgin) Baker Rembold, 74, of Keyser, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at her residence, after a short battle with cancer. Born May 30, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Margaret (Wolfinberger) Elgin. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, George E. Baker Sr.; a brother, Cameron Elgin; in-laws, Lawrence and Edith Baker; and a son-in-law, Scott Hawkins. Mrs. Rembold was a veteran of the U.S. Woman's Army Corps. She worked 10 years for Keyser Garment Factory, and retired from Dairy Mart in Bel Air, Md. She was a member, past president and secretary of the MARC Radio Club AJ3Y and attended Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Westernport, Md. Carol loved to travel and spend time camping and playing cards with her many special friends.
May 2, 2012
Cumberland Valley School of Music presented the CVSM Awards Concert on Sunday, April 22, at Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College, Chambersburg. The recital featured the winners of CVSM's merit scholarship competition, which was held on March 31, as well as graduating seniors who are going on to pursue careers in music and the winner of this year's Benjamin Rhine Scholarship. In the Merit Awards Competition, students vied for awards in instrumental, piano and vocal categories.
May 1, 2012
Jason Edward Yonker, 33, of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, April 30, 2012, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Md. Born Sept. 19, 1978, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Robert Edward Yonker of Cumberland and Loretta Marie Nazelrod Nixon of Bedford, Pa. He was employed by Pleasants Construction in Clarksburg, Md. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Yonker; a 2-year old son, Wyatt Edward Yonker; two sisters, Amanda Frankenberry and Jennifer Yonker, both of Cumberland; paternal grandmother, Genny Yonker of Cumberland; and stepfather, Mark R. Nixon.
April 22, 2012
Carl Francis Boggs, 87, of Hagerstown, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md., died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the home. Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Herman and Rosella Maude Hull Boggs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsa Boggs, who died Feb. 20, 2003. He retired from the U.S. Army and also retired as a correctional officer at MCI. He was a member of American Legion, Post 42. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
April 4, 2012
A Frostburg man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for carjacking his 71-year-old neighbor. Jonathan Bittner, 31, apologized in court Tuesday for hurting his neighbor and to his own family. The Times-News of Cumberland reported that the victim told police Bittner entered his home early April 28 and struck him on the face and head while demanding cash. Police said Bittner then forced the man into the victim's car, got behind the wheel and crashed it on Interstate 68. They said Bittner fled, leaving the victim to drive his disabled car to a Cumberland exit.
March 27, 2012
Lester Leo "Gus" Moreland, formerly of Cumberland, Md., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Somerford Assisted Living in Hagerstown, Md. Gus was born April 27, 1919, the son of the late Frank B. Moreland and Regina Griffin Moreland. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters, and also his wife, Mary Elizabeth Filler Moreland. Gus entered the U.S. Army in July of 1941, and was honorably discharged in November of 1945. He served in France, Italy, and Germany.
March 7, 2012
It's a given that when there's a conflict in the world, a group of people in Franklin County, Pa., is rallying to support those in need. The Cumberland Valley Relief Center, the local humanitarian organization at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, comes in after a civil conflict, war or natural disaster to provide humanitarian aid and build peace. The relief center, in conjunction with the Mennonite Central Committee, is focusing its latest efforts on the ongoing violence in Syria and preparing for a humanitarian crisis in the region.